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  • Mare on season her pee burns her legs
  • Horse urine loses hair on leg

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    07-29-2012, 08:50 PM
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Foal
Horse urine

We own and and run a horse boarding facility. Today I cleaned all of the water troughs. When doing this sometimes some of the water ends up in the corral. One of our boarders came by today and complained that the water on the ground mixed with her horses urine was making her horses hair fall out on the lower part of her legs. She said the water caused it. Has anyone ever heard of this happening? Never heard of it before.
     
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    07-29-2012, 08:56 PM
  #2
Weanling
Mares often get urine on their hind legs when they're in heat. It's not from dumping your trough! Horse owner should groom more often if her horses hair is coming off her legs.

When the weather is dry, my BO will spray the area in front of the waterers and around the round bales where the horses like to hang out and eat, it helps keep the hooves moist and when they stomp bugs they aren't loosening up their shoes.
     
    07-29-2012, 09:18 PM
  #3
Trained
If anything, diluting the urine would assist with preventing the burning.
As said above, it's a common problem for mares, the owner should be groom her back legs more effectively, or sponging them down to remove the acidity of remaining urine.
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    07-30-2012, 11:31 AM
  #4
Green Broke
Does the boarder complain when it rains? Your boarder needs to get a clue.
     
    07-30-2012, 09:52 PM
  #5
Yearling
HAHAHA

Sorry tht's the most rediculous thing I've heard all day and I watched a little girl claiming to be a miniture pony trainer try to teach a pony to lunge by just wacking at it with a lunge line.
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    07-30-2012, 09:54 PM
  #6
Trained
I am pretty certain this is not the reason her horse's hair is falling out.
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    07-30-2012, 11:40 PM
  #7
Trained
Well, here in ARIZONA, my corral is usually dry and a lot like concrete. My mare does get pee-mud on her hind legs all the time...except when it rains and the ground gets soft.

I had problems getting it off without upsetting her until I figured out that a rubber face curry comb would get it off quickly and gently. Based on my experience, if it is concentrated enough to make the hair come off, she needs A) more water on the ground, and/or B) to clean her mare regularly with something that gets the pee-mud off without irritating the horse.

Maybe you could leave a picture of one of these...$2 and my mare seems to like getting her hind legs rubbed with 'em:



Jeffers® Face and Finishing Brush - Jeffers
     
    07-31-2012, 12:42 AM
  #8
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by bsms    
Well, here in ARIZONA, my corral is usually dry and a lot like concrete. My mare does get pee-mud on her hind legs all the time...except when it rains and the ground gets soft.

I had problems getting it off without upsetting her until I figured out that a rubber face curry comb would get it off quickly and gently. Based on my experience, if it is concentrated enough to make the hair come off, she needs A) more water on the ground, and/or B) to clean her mare regularly with something that gets the pee-mud off without irritating the horse.

Maybe you could leave a picture of one of these...$2 and my mare seems to like getting her hind legs rubbed with 'em:



Jeffers® Face and Finishing Brush - Jeffers


Oui! I use this on my filly;s feather and its works great I grab it and rub the rubber curry with the hair in my hand and it gets that mud off like magic
     
    07-31-2012, 03:51 PM
  #9
Yearling
Maybe the mare is losing hair because she has to deal with an idiot owner???? <grin>
     

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